The Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show is taking place tomorrow (Wednesday 19th August 2009) @ Fonmon near Cardiff Airport. Well worth a visit and the weather forecast is looking OK as well. More info here – Vale Show
Wales seems to be the favourite place for translation fails in road signs.
Last year Swansea made a big mess-up when it came to translation of English text into the Welsh language.
Now it’s Cardiff’s turn.
This roadsign was spotted in St Mary St. in the centre of Cardiff’s busy shopping area.
The BBC reports that the sign says “pedestrians look left” in English, but that the Welsh “cerddwyr edrychwch i’r dde” translates back as “pedestrians look right”.
Maybe trying to catch the tourists out? 🙂
The Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve is an area of piece and quiet right in the middle of Cardiff Bay. It was formed from the salt marshes and mud flats on the edge of the Bay in front of Windsor Esplanade after the bay was permanently flooded.
There was some concern that when the Cardiff Bay barrage was built that the wildlife would all leave but the Wetlands Reserve has proved to be a popular area.
Although totally man-made it has become a haven for birds in the Bay.
There was also a local piece in the local Barry newspaper where Gareth praised his old school St Richard Gwyn in Barry and specifically his drama teacher Audrey Sparks. It’s really heartening to see a prospective South Wales star praising his old school and his teacher!
Go for it Gareth, and well done Mrs Sparks!!!!
Here’s Gareth’s appearance on Youtube –
Today we went to the South Wales Classic Car show in Pencoed. It’s an annual event run by the SWCCC. We were really surprised by how big an event this has become – it’s been running for over 20 years and this year had over 400 vehicles on display. With the fantastic weather we had today it was a great day out.
There was a club track day running with a large number of Caterhams, various tuned up roadcars and even a Noble.
It’s still a work in progress, as all websites are, but it’s well under way. There’s a lot of interest on where to eat in Cardiff Bay and it was clear that a specific site was needed. There are lots of sites listing Cardiff Bay restaurants, but it’s obvious that not many (if any) are based on up-to-date personal experience.
I work in the Bay and eat out quite a bit so a personal view of the best restaurants is quite easy to do.
Hope you find my new site useful.
Just spotted this taxi driver obviously taking a break in Maindy Road in Cardiff.
I guess he never knew that he even been photographed !
Click on the photo for a bigger view.
Just a reminder that the next few weeks are a good time to visit “BlueBell Valley” at Castle-upon-Alun near Ewenny.
Well worth a visit on a nice sunny day.
See my previous post from last year for more information.
It’s only a 10 or 15 minute walk from the centre of Porthcawl so well worth a visit if you are looking for a slightly quieter beach.
Click here for a map.
Unfortunately the Blue Anchor Inn in East Aberthaw has caught fire again last weekend.
This is a great local pub with a huge amount of character. The building dates from 1380. It has caught fire a number of times in its history – a thatched roof and log fires don’t mix very well 🙂
You can read the BBC News story here – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/7985050.stm
So some strange goings on in Cardiff Bay as revealed by Google Street View. Street View has provoked some controversy and some interesting comments over privacy issues but at the end of the day it doesn’t actually show anything that isn’t publicly available to someone walking down the street on the day that the photos were taken.
However, it has shown up some really bizarre things going on in the streets, even in our own Cardiff Bay. The Street View snapshot above shows what appears to be a ghost in Cardiff Bay!!
Some people seem to think that it’s related to the wormhole situated in Cardiff Bay shown in Torchwood. I think it’s more likely somebody advertising the forthcoming Mary Poppins show in the Cardiff Bay Millennium Centre 🙂
Click on the photo for a bigger version or click here for a better view.
A few months back we had a romantic weekend away at the excellent New House Country Hotel just north of Cardiff.
We fancied somewhere special and New House certainly lived up to that!